Tuesday July 9, 2019-Lawyer Denis Anyonka has said that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is right in its bid to charge Statehouse Digital Director Denis Itumbi with treason.
This follows the arrest of Itumbi over claims of authoring a letter claiming that some top state officials are plotting Deputy President William Ruto's assassination.
Speaking on Monday, Anyonka who doubles up as a political analyst said that according to the law, any thoughts revolving around murder of the presidency is treated as treason.
Consequently, he added, the fact that the letter was insinuating that the DP might be killed, those found behind it can rightfully be charged with treason.
"Iwapo hii barua itapatikana inetokea katika quarters za Itumbi kuhusu kifo cha DP its possible. Its open kuna mtu alikaa akafikiria kuhusu kifo cha DP. (If traced to Itumbi's quarters then its possible because it's open someone sat and though about the DP's death)," he said.
He made the remarks on Radio Maisha's Bunge La Maisha on Monday morning.
He added that a win or loss now depends on how the DCI will present its case before the court, but added that it might have very negative effects of Ruto's future ambitions.
"Iwapo itakuwa fake, itakuwa inemharibia sana (if it will be fake, it will have spoiled it for him)," he added.
The Kenyan DAILY POST